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Corporate Partnerships Manager

Not For Profit People
Milton Keynes/ Hybrid
£42750 Per Annum
Closing date
7 May 2024

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Corporate Partnerships Manager

We’re looking for an experienced Corporate Partnerships Manager to join an important charity helping vulnerable children across the world.

Position: Corporate Partnerships - New Business Manager

Location: Milton Keynes/Hybrid – 2 days per week office based

Hours: Full-time - 36.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Circa £42,750 per annum + A good range of benefits

Closing date: 7th May 2024

About the role:

This role solely focuses on new business development for income generating corporate partnerships. The goal is to secure a range of 6 and 7-figure, long-term partnerships via companies and their foundations which transform children’s lives in some of the most challenging contexts.

Key areas of responsibility include:


  • Deliver against ambitious targets to deliver high value partnerships and donations from businesses by developing 6 and 7-figure multi-year partnerships.
  • Create inspiring propositions, products and engagement opportunities that inspire and engage the private sector.
  • Unearth prospects and opportunities and cultivate them to feed a self-managed pipeline.
  • Use creativity to target and engage prospects.
  • Lead prospect meetings and pitches and develop tactics to move businesses towards partnership.
  • Communicate proactively with prospects and use problem-solving approaches that enable you to create tailored effective proposals.



  • Influence in each stage of the solicitation process, able to lead throughout the pitch and development stage and to negotiate on contracts and proposals.
  • Conceptualise, plan, and deliver events that engage prospects.



  • Stay abreast of the private sector sustainability landscape, with a particular focus on social impact, and trends in international development-private sector partnerships.
  • Build mutually beneficial internal relationships that enable you to get things done.


About you:

We are seeking an established corporate fundraiser with a professional background or education in international development, humanitarian, or peacebuilding. You will have an income-focused mindset, proactive and broad business development experience, and will have developed international charity-corporate partnerships.

You will have a startup mentality, working with limited resources to find ways to engage businesses with World Vision’s work. You will have the freedom to develop and implement engagement and partnership development tactics, and to use creative approaches. Your approaches will overcome World Vision’s lower brand awareness in comparison to other child-focused international causes.

Alongside this, you will have great attention to detail that is necessary to support proposal, budget, and contract development to effectively reflect World Vision and the prospective partner’s interests. For this, you will have great writing and presenting skills, that enable you to develop strong relationships based on mutual interest and trust.

You will be able to balance conflicting priorities, manage a pipeline of prospects, and adopt a proactive and long-term approach to creating leads and partnerships.

Key skills required for this role:


  • Experience in corporate fundraising.
  • Utilised a variety of new business tactics.
  • A professional background or education in international development, humanitarian, or peacebuilding.
  • Developed international charity-corporate partnerships from first engagement to contract signing.
  • A creative, startup mentality and demonstrable experience of developing and implementing partnership development tactics.
  • Great attention to detail with experience in proposal, budget, and contract development.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable relationship building skills.
  • Understanding of the private and INGO sectors’ dovetailed agendas and interests.
  • Experience in balancing conflicting priorities.
  • Experience in managing a pipeline of prospects.


About the organisation:

World Vision UK is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries. Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. As a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

As a child-focused organisation, we are committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

We are a registered organisation operating the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS) and we shall check with your previous employers about your behaviour and conduct. We will be requesting you to complete a form known as a Statement of Conduct. For more information see: The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

Please note we can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK and all candidates must be personally committed to the Christian faith and be able to respect, uphold and work within our client’s Christian mission, values, culture, and faith statements. This individual will represent and speak on behalf of a Christian charity and as such the Occupational Requirement for an active Christian faith is justified under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, clause 3.

You may also have experience in areas such as: Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Corporate Partnerships Officer, Corporate Partnerships Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising Manager, Fundraisers, Major Donor, Philanthropy, Income Generation Manager, Income Generation, Sales Executive, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development, Account Manager.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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